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How Caribbean Hotels Are Adapting to the New CDC Testing Requirement

 Caribbean hotels are moving rapidly to offer COVID-19 tests on-site to guests, responding to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) new requirement that international air travelers entering the United States produce a negative COVID-19 test taken within …

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Chris Blackwell on Bob Marley, James Bond and Jamaica

 If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley. That’s how close legendary record producer and Island …

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The Most Exciting New Hotel in Jamaica Is Open

 The most exciting new hotel to launch in Jamaica in years is open and welcoming guests, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Eclipse at Half Moon, the major new luxury resort set at the island’s iconic Half Moon resort, has relaunched. The …

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 The most exciting new luxury resort in Jamaica in years is set to reopen in October, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new Eclipse at Half Moon, a new luxury resort at the iconic Half Moon property in Montego Bay, will …

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 It’s at the core of any hotel design, and something that’s even more essential in a destination like the Caribbean: landscape architecture. And for years, Tom Hicks has been at the forefront of the industry, most recently with his work …

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 Jamaica is planning to reopen its borders for tourism on June 15, and the island is now readying what officials are calling an “extensive” set of operational protocols for health and safety.  Most notably, travelers to Jamaica will be screened …

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 Many top Jamaica hotels are making upgrades to prepare for the eventual return of travelers to the island.  While Jamaica has not yet announced a reopening date for tourism, a number of properties are refurbishing, refreshing and reimagining themselves for …

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 Ever since Ursula Andress took her sensuous stroll out of the surf at Dunn’s River Falls in 1962’s Dr. No, there’s been a love affair between the James Bond movies and the Caribbean.  And the sultry relationship continues right through …

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 The most highly-anticipated hotel opening of 2020 is here: the new Eclipse at Half Moon, Jamaica’s new standard-bearer luxury hotel, which has officially launched in the heart of Montego Bay. The 57-room beachfront hotel is a major new addition to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s major tourism hub of Montego Bay is set for a full-fledged hotel boom.  Some 6,000 new hotel rooms are coming to the destination on the northwestern coast of Jamaica over the next five years, …

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 By Alexander Britell Half Moon, one of the most iconic resorts in Jamaica, has appointed a leading American resort company to manage the property. Half Moon has appointed Salamander Hotels and Resorts, which manages some of the top resorts in …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay is booming. The Jamaican travel hub, which is seeing a massive boost in new airlift in 2019, will get another lift in November with the launch of new daily American Airlines flights from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montego Bay’s 2019 airlift boom has continued with the launch of a new nonstop Southwest Airlines route. The low-cost carrier has officially launched a new weekly route from St. Louis, MO to Montego Bay, Jamaica’s …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is launching a pair of new nonstop routes to the Caribbean. Beginning Dec. 21, the carrier will launch expand its weekly Saturday service to daily service from Detroit to both Montego Bay, …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton A Caribbean villa vacation is something rather different than your traditional hotel getaway. It’s a way to live the destination in another way, in tranquility, in seclusion, in privacy, with a different kind of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The biggest travel conference in the Caribbean is back again for 2019, this time on the white sands of Montego Bay in Jamaica. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace is headed to …

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 By Alexander Britell ROSE HALL — As you move up the circular driveway, past bougainvilleas, peering at white columns, it reminds you of a place in Georgia, even if for only a moment. This is the Half Moon Golf Club, the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most iconic resorts is readying a dramatic transformation. Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Half Moon resort is in the midst of a $75 million renovation project that will mean a total “rebirth” of …